Substantial Media, LLC. is on a mission to amplify positive stories within Black and Brown communities. By letting creativity run free, their contributors create multimedia content that brings attention to important issues at local, state and national levels. That kind of vision deserves recognition and support, so DT has devoted himself to Substantial’s mission by joining them as an investor and board member. On this episode, Substantial Media CEO Greg Hedgepeth and Substantial Magazine Editor-in-Chief Evelyne Del interview DT about his history, his hustle and his commitment to supporting their business.



Donald Thompson:  Welcome to The Donald Thompson Podcast. Today, I have two friends, very good friends of mine, Greg Hedgepeth and Evelyn Billingslea from Substantial Media. And so, both of you, thank you for joining us today.

Greg Hedgepeth:  Absolutely. Pleasure to be here.

Evelyn Del:  Thank you for having us.

Donald Thompson:  One of the thing’s that we’ll do that’s a little bit different is I’m going to give you all the space to introduce yourself, talk a little bit about what you do and, and your business endeavors. And then, we’re going to kind of flip the script, right? You all are going to interview me about entrepreneurship and about mistakes, which I’ve made a lot of them and different in different visions.

And so, I think that the audience will enjoy a, kind of a walk down memory lane and how I learned what I did through trial failure and adjustment. And so, Greg, why don’t you take it away? And then Evelyn, you wrap it up with just giving a little background to our audience. And Greg, I’ll turn it over to you.

Greg Hedgepeth:  Absolutely. So, I’m Greg Hedgepeth, and I’m super excited to be here with you, Donald Thompson talking a little bit about Substantial Media LLC, which I’ll get into, but first I always share that I’m just a  young Halifax County, a free-spirited country guy that’s trying to figure out how to make things happen.

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The Donald Thompson Podcast is hosted by Walk West CEO, mentor, investor, and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Donald Thompson.

Music for this episode provided by Jensen Reed from his song, “You Can’t Stop Me”.

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